Transfer foils for transferring the motif of your choice
What are transfer foils and what are they needed for? What is special about our procedure? Here, we are giving you an insight into how to use transfer foils to transfer your chosen motif to different materials such as clothing or accessories via laser printer. Our transfer foils are not only available in different sizes and types, but also with different effects. They can be used with our specially developed White Toner, which allows an even more individual design for every application – large or small.
Transferring photos, patterns and logos via transfer foils – step by step
If you want to print a sweater with a particular motif, using toner transfer is not a one-step-process, but needs an intermediate step. The photo is transferred to the transfer foil (A-foil) using the HP-Color-LaserJet-Pro-Printer, which is then connected to the so-called carrier paper (B-Paper). Subsequently, the object is adorned according to your wishes. As an alternative to this two-step-process, you can use one-step-paper. However, the first option generally leads to superior results.
For the transfer process you need a transfer press that merges the motif to the material using heat and pressure. Depending on preference, you can also achieve matte or glossy surfaces via post-treatment on textiles. Additional effects such as glitter or neon colors are possible as well – we will explain this later in our section on transfer foils.
The described process for using transfer foils is relatively economical. It allows efficient working speed for medium quantities as well as for individual items. Apart from private use, you can also create a large number of creative items in the field of advertising.
Tips for using transfer foils und White Toner
Keep in mind that all motifs and logos are created back-to-front on the computer. When transferring them to the final surface, they are flipped again and visualized correctly. The same applies to the White Toner, our special offer.
When using our White Toner you can also transfer white areas that would otherwise stay “empty” to your transfer foils.
For this, you proceed as follows:
- Print your photo – white areas remain colorless.
- Exchange the black toner for White Toner by Ghost.
- Re-insert the transfer foil.
- All black areas are displayed as white so that they are not considered in the printing process.
- All areas that are to turn out white are displayed as black – and printed white by using the White Toner.
- Select grey print so that only the Withe Toner is used.
- In the second printing, you will get your completed pattern including the white color.
Now you can transfer your motif from the transfer foil to your T-shirt or your sweater.
Our selection of transfer foils and further White-Toner accessories
This process as well as designing your samples and textiles are manifold and require specific transfer foils depending on the surfaces and effects. Classical sizes of our transfer foils are A4 and A3, with the former being a typical size used on T-shirts. Whether a final result is glossy or matte largely depends on the post-treatment and the paper used. We offer you a selection of Glossy-Finish- and Matte-Finish-Economy paper.
Wide selection of transfer foils, B-paper and Multitrans foils:
- FLEX Soft color and metallic
- FLEX Soft neon colors
- Antistick gloss effects or matte finish
- Multitrans multi-color or metallic
- DECAL-foil for uneven surfaces
- Laser-Dark A-Foil
- Laser-Dark B-Paper
- Laser-Tattoo-Paper (water-proof and and skin-tolerant)
- sizes A4 or A3
- quantities: 25, 50, 100, 200 or 250
Our Flex-Soft foils are available many various colors and can also be purchased in metallic versions. A further selections enables you to create neon colors in orange, pink and yellow. In our portfolio, you find A-foil for white products as well as B-foil in different quantities ranging from 25 up to 250. Multitrans foils are used for printing on hard surfaces such as metal, ceramics and magnetic foil as well as wood and acrylic glass.